Alice Duren was a teacher for 46 years, including serving as an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from 1955 until 1989. Alice received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She had a passion for cooking, amassing more than 1,500 cookbooks. She loved to travel and visited over 30 countries. Alice was a food editor for the “Wisconsin Natural Foods Associates” and she was an avid gardener, reader, art aficionado, and dog lover. Alice established the Alice Duren Early Childhood Education Scholarship in 2000. She passed away in 2012.